Obituaries
Obituaries

The people we’ve lost in Greater Philadelphia to the coronavirus: Here are more than 100 of their stories

Relatives. Friends. Neighbors. Colleagues. People met here for the first time. All are connected by a shared tragedy: They are victims of COVID-19, the disease that has killed thousands in the Philadelphia area. Here are some of their stories.

Ronald H. Fultz Sr., Marine veteran and federal government worker, dies at 79

Mr. Fultz loved to read and watch military and history documentaries on TV. He especially loved anything about the Marine Corps.

Ronald H. Fultz Sr., Marine veteran and federal government worker, dies at 79

Mr. Fultz loved to read and watch military and history documentaries on TV. He especially loved anything about the Marine Corps.

Barbara Ann Myers, 82, was a popular mother with a large personality

Mrs. Myers grew up on Florence Avenue in Southwest Philly and lived later on Park Avenue in East Oak Lane.

Barbara Ann Myers, 82, was a popular mother with a large personality

Mrs. Myers grew up on Florence Avenue in Southwest Philly and lived later on Park Avenue in East Oak Lane.

Rocco Leonard Martino, inventor, author, and technology pioneer, dies at 91

Dr. Martino invented and patented the technology for an early smart phone. He didn't take himself too seriously, though, telling parents in a funny article that he was as addicted to his iPhone as their children were.

Rocco Leonard Martino, inventor, author, and technology pioneer, dies at 91

Dr. Martino invented and patented the technology for an early smart phone. He didn't take himself too seriously, though, telling parents in a funny article that he was as addicted to his iPhone as their children were.
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Hugh Downs, 99, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died

Bobette Leidner, 98, was a journalist, public relations executive and tireless civic leader

She started her own public relations business in 1956 and worked with the American Association of Museums, the Independence Park Association, and the World Affairs Council.

Ernest McKenney, retired defense contract negotiator, dies at 94

Mr. McKenney participated in a cooperative housing experiment in Northern Liberties dating back to the mid-1950s. He loved living there and extolled the development in a 1978 newspaper interview.

Ida Robinson, 84, was the family chef who showed her love by cooking

Mrs. Robinson worked for the City of Philadelphia for 40 years, at Philadelphia General Hospital, the Art Museum, and the Water Department. Her favorite assignment was as a security guard at the museum.

John Woestendiek, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, columnist, and author, dies at 66

Mr. Woestendiek was a brilliant journalist, but you'd never know it. In the newsroom, he was rumpled, soft-spoken, and self-effacing.

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died, according to reports

Judith Pope-Gray, 51, was a beloved office administrator at Hill Freedman World Academy

She had a gift for making people feel as though they were her best friends right after meeting her.

Cornelia Parsly Walton, a retired nurse and expert gardener, dies at 87

Mrs. Walton had health challenges, but they didn't stop her from gardening at Cathedral Village in Roxborough. She and her husband moved there in 2002. Her gardens were featured on garden club tours and the community's brochure.

Milton Glaser, graphic designer who put heart in ‘I love New York,’ dies at 91

Milton Glaser, whose creation of the I heart NY logo, as well as hundreds of other projects, helped make him one of the most influential graphic designers of his generation, died at an assisted living facility in Manhattan on June 26, his 91st birthday.

Randi D’Amico, 56, co-owner of Randi’s Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia and ‘a fighter’

She and her husband, Jim, opened the Northeast Philadelphia restaurant in 2005.

George Winnemore, 77, loved the Phillies and making people laugh

Mr. Winnemore, 77, who loved to laugh, began his career in New York working for Pan American World Airways and as a catalog model. He was a big Phillies fan.

Vivian Schatz, educator, environmentalist, and peace activist, dies at 95

She was a junior high science teacher who was fascinated with animals, butterflies, clouds, rocks, and insects.

Sylvia Chester, 84, loved to shop, cook and be around family

“During the holidays, she wanted her family around her,” her daughter said. “She loved company. She loved people.”

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